Shanghai Metals Market

China Imports All-Time High Of 31.1 Thousand Metric Tons Of Unwrought Aluminium Alloy In November

China Imports All-Time High Of 31.1 Thousand Metric Tons Of Unwrought Aluminium Alloy In November

Import data released earlier this week showed marked increases in China’s intake of bauxite, alumina, and unwrought aluminium in recent months, mostly reversing declines in prior periods. According to Shanghai Metals Market, Chinese buyers imported 7.21 million metric tons of HS code...

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China’s Bauxite Ore Imports Rose By 33.18 Percent On The Year In May

Though down slightly from the prior month, May saw imports of bauxite ore into the People’s Republic of China spike by double digits on the year last month. Such was the story told by numbers released by Customs officials in Beijing earlier this week. Per Customs, imports of the aluminium precursor last month totaled 9.71 […]

Bauxite Imports To China Jump By Over 24 Percent In 2018

Stricter environmental standards and greater pressure on the black market led to a significant jump in bauxite imports to the People’s Republic of China last year, shrinking domestic supply while alumina refining rose. Per customs data released earlier this week, last year saw 85.61 million metric tons of bauxite ore reach its shores, a rise […]

Beijing Expresses Fear Over Domestic Alumina Overcapacity

Noting the significant uptick in planned alumina projects in the country, China’s government expressed concern that the domestic alumina industry may soon find itself in the midst of unsustainable overcapacity. Late last month saw The National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology issue the Notice of Promoting Orderly Development […]